As the much-delayed and long-awaited Tokyo Olympics 2020 rang up the curtain on Friday, netizens ensnared by the performance of Indian athletes acknowledged the trinkets of our nation on social media and greeted the world with countless buzz kicks, memes, hashtags, and commentaries.
Indian athletes have not only been winning medals for our country and portraying the best of India’s athleticism in the Tokyo Olympics Games. Their labors are the sole reason our country’s men’s hockey team has been able to launch itself into the semi-finals after half a decade in a match with Great Britain 3-1! The three goals were racked up by Dilpreet Singh (Proud Verto scored the goal in the 7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th minute), and Hardik Singh (57th minute). When the push comes to the shove, hockey inevitably is our national game.
Having said that, netizens can’t steer clear of Lovely Professional University’s Vertos contribution to our country at the Tokyo Olympic Games, making the #7LPUStudentsMakeIndiaProud hashtag trending on Twitter. Thanks to the sevensome Vertos Manpreet Singh (Captain Indian Hockey Team), Shamsher Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Varun Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, and the entire men’s hockey team India for putting an end to a 41 year old streak by monster-handling the German team by 5-4, and winning the bronze medal.
Thousands of netizens posted the shots of our athletes competing, fighting, and winning using the #7LPUStudentsMakeIndiaProud hashtag, encouraging the future Olympians of our country who are currently training tooth and nail in the Indian dojangs commonly referred to as akharas under the scorching rays of the summer solstice, that all of us got their backs!
After a year in limbo, this year’s Olympics was destined to be different, and indeed it was way offbeat. But Indian athletes have always had vast chronicles of sports history. So, we must continue to back up the trinkets of our nation!